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A Cup of Comfort for Writers by Colleen Sell
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Apr 10, 2012

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I was fortunate enough to win a copy of this book on The Writer Mama Blog that was signed by Lisa Romeo, one of the contributors.[return][return]This is a very long anthology - over 300 pages - of essays on what it means to be a writer. This varies greatly depending on the voice and the background of each writer, and some of the stories are excellent. The main weakness in this book is that almost all the authors were women. I believe there were only two male authors at all. I suppose that points towards the gender who participates most in essay writing (and buys the resulting books), but I really would have liked to have seen a few more male authors to balance things.

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